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Eight names were added to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial on Tuesday. One of those eight was deceased Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes. Look for more on this in an upcoming edition of the Enterprise: http://goo.gl/hI1Xx
Considering the pending civil lawsuit against members of local law enforcement, another news story out of Barren County caught my attention. The allegations in the Barren County case seem more far-reaching, in my opinion. In that case, three law enforcement officials have been accused of deprivation of rights, witness tampering and falsifying documents.
The Bowling Green Daily News has more on that story here: http://goo.gl/ymgKf
From the Kentucky Press News Service, the state recently announced $64 million in asphalt projects in 45 counties. Marion County was not one of those 45 counties. More here: http://goo.gl/5B5X2
A statewide ban against texting and driving has not yielded many citations in the two years it has been in place. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that 976 citations have been issued to Kentucky’s 3.15 million drivers, although no citations have been issued to teenagers.
According to the report, the police say it’s difficult to determine if someone is texting, dialing to make a phone call or consulting a map on their phone. A police spokesperson was also quoted as saying people tend to avoid texting behind the wheel when they see a police car near them. More here: http://goo.gl/HgLSG
Unfortunately, too many people still text and drive, although I hope people are aware how dangerous it can be. If you are an AT&T customer, I know there is an app you can download that will let people know that you are driving if they try to call or text you. I suspect similar apps are available for other cellular service providers as well.
Last, one more item from the Herald-Leader. That paper recently profiled a high school senior who is a national champion boxer.
Her story is here: http://goo.gl/zTfEF